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How to Prepare Your Child for Cheerleading Tryouts

If your child has decided to tryout for cheerleading, but you have no idea how to help them prepare, we're here to provide you with some tips along the way. We also have other great resources on our site for your child, so encourage them to take advantage of our help as well. Now let's get into it! Encourage them to practice. Cheerleading take a lot of practice and the small details are so important. You can help your child by taking videos of them cheering, dancing, jumping and doing their arm motions then go over the videos with them. Sometimes our muscles make us think we're doing things perfectly even when we're not. By analyzing the videos your cheerleader will be able to pinpoint areas that need improvement.   Have your child ask for videos of the tryout content. Speaking of videos... ask if the tryout material is available in video format for practice and review. Some coaches do not like to share videos because they want to see what the cheerleader will learn dur

What to Pack for Cheer Camp

It's one of the most exhausting, challenging, and most FUN events of the entire season, cheer camp!! If your team is going to camp, but you're not sure what to expect or what to bring with you, we've got you covered! We've included a comprehensive checklist that you can use to be fully prepared. Just click on the list to download the file!  First of all, we recommend separating your daily outfits in your checklist so you don't forget anything and you're prepared for each day individually. Obviously, we can't fill in the type of shirt and socks or color of shorts and bow, but I've left a space for you to fill in which one you need to wear each day. This list should help you be prepared for all aspects of cheer camp so you can stress less and enjoy the experience more. Are there items that we didn't list that you always bring to camp? If so, please share!

How to Become a Cheerleader

So, you think you might want to be a cheerleader? That's fantastic! Go for it! There is no harm in trying and coaches are constantly looking for new athletes.  Cheerleaders are not only all-around athletes, they are usually leaders within their school, positive role models and some of the biggest proponents of school spirit that you will find. If this sounds like something you're interested in then keep reading! Before I get started with the details, as a coach I feel like I need to say that if you're serious about cheering be prepared to put in the work! Especially if you're starting cheer at an older age. It's never too late to start cheering, but you may have to make up for some lost time so be prepared to work harder than everyone else for a while.  Now, let's get on with the helpful tips! DO YOUR RESEARCH Contact the cheerleading coach. First, I suggest going straight to the source to get as much information as possible. The coach will be able to tell you w